Previous Exhibition: DAUMIER AND THE THEATER
Join us at the theater and see how Daumier, who was an ardent admirer of the performing arts, saw the "theater folks". Lean back in your seat when the lights go out and watch the slide show: the poor actor entering the theater through the stage entrance on a rainy evening, munching his sparse evening meal consisting of some French fries and thinking about his upcoming role as a great seducer and powerful prince. We also see the great Greek King Agamemnon enjoying a game of poker with Clytemnestra during a short intermission, before she will kill him in his bath tub just minutes later. El Cid and Rodrigue (the faint-hearted one) have probably never before been shown in such a "ridiculous" manner. No one can escape Daumier's ironic but never offensive drawing pen.